There’s a vast ocean beyond that fog. We just had to be patient as to when it decided to reveal itself to us in all its glory.
Ellen Nobel leads the U23 field off the line during the Cyclocross National Championships in Asheville.
It’s always an interesting moment seeing this force of power come at you when seconds before there was mostly silence and nerves on the other side of that white line.
Nobel went on to take another National title about an hour after this photo was taken. Want to see her victoriously crossing that finish line? Give us a follow on our Instagram for more things cross and I’m sure you’ll come across some of her finish line photos over the years. I don’t suspect those images will be stopping anytime soon.
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It seems as though 2017 is shaping up to be the year of women getting after it outdoors. We are huge fans of that over here at Austin Vivid Photography! As a matter of fact if you are planning a trip big or small you should consider having it documented through photography. You can sit back and enjoy the adventure and in the end will come out will some stellar images to help tell your story.
Whether you’re going solo or with your crew, if your taking on an epic camping adventure or even just a hike in your local trails, Sally and I would love to capture it all. Feel free to reach out to us and see how we can help.
Austin Vivid Photography is here for all of your personal and professional needs. No job is too big or small, we are happy to help so feel free to reach out to us today and let us know what your looking for.
Austin Vivid Photography teamed up with Austin’s very own BoneShaker Project to capture the 2016 Pace Bend Road Race.
We feel very blessed to not only do what we love for a living but to then work with such an amazing group of people on top of it. If you have a company that’s looking to capture an event, no matter how big or small, contact us to see how we can be of service. In the meantime feel free to check us out on Facebook or my personal Instagram account to stay in the loop of the AVP happenings.
“The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.”
– Ellen Burns Sherman
At Austin Vivid Photography we love creating content to help you get your job done. Whether it’s commercial photography or your own personal project you need photographic help with we would love to be your go to people. We always bring passion to each project we’re a part of. Along with that the know how of how to make your idea a reality. Don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s anyway we can be of service to you and your next project. We’re always happy to help.
At Austin Vivid Photography we love capturing what you’re passionate about.
Contact us to see how we can help with all of your photography needs.
Seeing the sun setting over the mountains is quite an experience.
The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it.
– Doug Bradbury
Feel free to contact us for any of your sports photography needs. We love getting you that image you envisioned.
“I’ll tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood.”
-Susan B. Anthony
On July 26th, 89 rad women headed out of Austin, Texas to ride the Rapha Womens 100k together. It was smiles for miles. Even the Texas heat couldn’t slow these women down. I feel blessed to have been able to capture their journey and see the strength in numbers.
“To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance and tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean,’ says the persevering soul; ‘at my will mountains will crumble up.’ Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.”
– Swami Vivekananda
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Austin Vivid Photography loves capturing you being you no matter how big or small the moment.
Feel free to contact us so we can help dream up your next adventure.
“The first river you paddle runs through you the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are.”
– Lynn Noel
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Austin Vivid Photography loves getting out there with you to capture your adventures.
Feel free to contact us today to find out what fun we can come up with together. If your not quite ready to gear up for your session, hop on over to our Facebook page, give us a “Like” and check out what we have going on there.
How To Protect Your Gear in the Rain.
This is a topic I’m asked about from time to time. When you’re a working photographer that doesn’t solely work in a studio you’re bound to end up in wet conditions with gear that’s not designed to be there with you. So what are you going to do? Luckily I live in a part of the country that boasts close to 300 days of sunshine so I don’t often come across this scenario but when I do this is how I handle it:
-Use your lens hood to help keep the falling rain off the front of the lens. As long as you’re aiming the lens straight or downward this does a decent job. I use my lens hood all the time anyways to help protect the front element from getting scratched as it gets bumped around.
-Use a rain cover for your bag. My F-Stop Gear bag cover saved me during the Cyclocross Nationals as I wanted a couple of extra lenses and batteries on hand but was standing in the rain for hours. That gear (and snacks) would have been ruined if it wasn’t for that cover. If your camera bag doesn’t come with a cover no worries you can buy one through Amazon or B&H for $5-$20. They fold up and stash in most bags pretty easily while not in use.
-Use a rain jacket for your camera and lens. If you’re shooting with either Nikon or Canon and don’t mind spending a bit of money you have to go with the THINK TANK PHOTO Hydrophobia Rain Cover. If you know you’re going to be standing out in a down pour for a few hours shooting, it’s worth the money. I shoot all Sony and like with most awesome things for cameras, they don’t make a version that works with my camera bodies. So what I use is anOP/TECH USA $3.25 rain sleeve. It does the job and I like the price. The bonus with this cheap option is it’s small enough to have stashed in my bag at all times unlike the Think Tank cover which is too big for me to keep on hand for a little bit of rain or a chance of rain.
-The last thing, which most people don’t think about, is keeping those little pouches of silica gel in your bag. They’re used to capture moister and help keep things dry.
So that’s just what I do though there’s tons of options out there to use. The main takeaway is, we have options to stay out there and shoot in the elements which gives us a different and sometimes more unique image.
The Sun shines not on us but in us. The Rivers flow not past, But through us.
– John Muir
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There’s nothing like spending a summer afternoon in Texas getting dirty.
Here at Austin Vivid Photography we love getting out there with you all. Contact us anytime you need awesome captured.
“As you sit on the hillside, or lie under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.”
– Stephen Graham
The 2012 Dirt Derby Fall Series is complete. Here is a sampling of the awesomeness that ensued.
For this couple’s engagement session we wanted to create a scene that was a reflection of their lifestyle. At Austin Vivid Photography our goal is to produce photos that are uniquely you.
The bike community is strong in Austin. Tuesday nights at the Dirt Derby is a great display of that.
Stay tuned for more shots to come.